Ellie Lobovits is a filmmaker, educator, and cultural observer. Ellie's research, writing, and filmmaking focus on borderlands, the body, and feminist stories. Her most recent documentary film, Birth on the Border, explores childbirth and legal border-crossing on the US-Mexico border and is a Women Make Movies release.

Ellie is also a photographer, childbirth doula, and lover of plants. She is the co-creator of the workshop series Jewish Plant Magic. Ellie holds a BA in Anthropology and Photography from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Visual Anthropology from San Francisco State University, and teaches in the Visual and Media Arts Department at Bunker Hill Community College.